As a cannasseur, your favorite holiday, hands-down, no questions asked, is 420. Across the nation, tons of amazing, dank cannabis parties occur on the 20th of April.
While attending a party hosted by someone else is awesome, why not take it up a notch and host your own 420 party? You and your homies will be eating the most delicious food, all from the comfort of your home.
Everything on this list is considered an important facet of a green-themed party, so it’s set up in no particular order. Instead, use it to build on your current stoner decor, or start from scratch.
It’s perfect springboard for fantastic 420 party ideas. Implement ides however you please, to throw a sick celebration in 2018.
1. Best of 420 Party Ideas: Play a Smoking Game
As far as 420 party ideas go, keeping your guests entertained is always something to focus on. It should come as no surprise, but stoners are well-known for inventing creative, off-the-wall games. So if you’re ready for a fun time, consider making a smoking obstacle course.
Depending on the amount of space and smoking implements available, you can create as large or small of a course as you please. Simply provide a course built with pillows, blankets, and even this tunnel. Place things to smoke along the course. Ideas include blunts, joints, bongs, rigs, and more. Set a timer, and see who’s the swiftest smoker amongst your homies.
If the obstacle course didn’t tickle your fancy, try some of these other games.
2.Best of 420 Party Ideas: Have a Rolling Contest
How many times has one of your homies claimed he’s, “By far the best roller on the planet.” Only to have another buddy counter, “Nah, man. I’m the best!” Instead of listening to them bicker, set up a rolling contest to see who’s truly the rolling master.
Snag some Raw rolling papers to do so. Almost all stoners have used Raws at some point or another, leaving a relatively level playing field. Come up with a scoring system that covers both quality of the smokeage, and time it took to roll.
Prefer other rolling papers? Check out these bad boys.
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3. Best of 420 Party Ideas: Make a Gravity Bong
Without a doubt, gravity bongs are one of the most efficient ways to smoke cannabis. In short, they pull the smoke into a contained area, allowing you to inhale everything–rather than letting the smoke drift into the air. Most of the time, they’re made with a two-liter, but they can be crafted with other household items.
Snag a two-liter of your choosing. Cut off the bottom portion of the bottle. Unscrew the cap and puncture a hole in the middle of it. Take a small piece of aluminum foil, create a bowl shape, and pull the middle of the “bowl” through the top of the cap’s hole. Smooth down the ends of the foil, and poke tiny holes where the larger hole sits.
Now, you’ll need to fill up a bathtub or large bucket with water. Place the bud on top of the cap, submerge most of the bottle, and light the greens. Slowly begin to pull the bottle out of the water. This pulls the smoke down (with gravity, hence the name!), and traps it in the bottle. Once the bowl is cashed, unscrew the cap, and inhale. Gravity bongs may feel intimidating, but they’re super easy, and your guests will love them.
5. Best of 420 Party Ideas: Supply High-Enhancing Munchies
If you’re throwing a 420 party, you need to ensure you have munchies for people to nom on. Instead of solely including the typical salty/sweet/savory snacks, consider adding in some “high-enhancing” ones.
Certain foods such as mangos have significant amounts of compounds called terpenes. Terpenes are what give cannabis (and other plants) their aroma. Mangos specifically contain myrcene, which naturally reacts with THC, cannabis’s psychoactive ingredient. So, cut up some mango chunks and leave them out.
Other high-enhancing foods include sweet potatoes, nuts, beer, and tea.
6. Best of 420 Party Ideas: Hit a Long-Necked Bong
When it comes to throwing a 420 party, you’re obviously going to be displaying your entire glass collection. Everything from little bubblers, to pipes, rigs, and bongs. But, having a stand-out piece in your collection makes it that much better. What better “stand-out” piece, than a bong with an extra-long neck?
Instead of spending gobs of money on a dope custom from a glass artist (although if you’ve got the funds, go for it!), opt to snag an awesome bong for under-$70. This bad boy features several smoking chambers, thus cooling the hit before it reaches your lungs. Its downstem is metal, and it sits on a bubble base. Long-neck bongs are downright fun.
Interested in other bongs? Give this glass a look.
7. Best of 420 Party Ideas: Craft Apple Pipes
Stoners are well-known for their extreme ingenuity. If there’s no glass or papers, no problem. In steps the apple pipe. Not only is it an extreme throwback for many cannasseurs, it’s also fun to take a rip.
Making an apple pipe is super easy. First, find a medium-sized apple and remove the stem. Take a pen, and drive it half-way through where the stem used to sit. With that same pen, push it through the side, parallel to the floor. Make sure the second hole is about half-way down the side of the apple. Push in, until the second hole connects to the first.
If you’d like to make a carb hole, rotate the apple 1/4 turn. Repeat the process of shoving in the pen, parallel to the floor. Stop when it reaches the other joined holes. This allows you to control the smoke.
You can make an aluminum bowl, just like with the gravity bong. Or, if the hole is small enough, you can simply place the bud on top, and rip it. If you’re allergic to apples, or don’t want to go purchase the fruit, other vegetables may be made into pipes, as well.
Want other ways to smoke weed without glass? Peep this list here.
9. Best of 420 Party Ideas: Hotbox a Blanket Fort
There’s just something about cannabis that makes you want to indulge your inner-child. While there are many ways to do so (hello, candy store trip!), there’s one that will make you and your guests giggle like children: Building a blanket fort…and then hotboxing it.
Since blanket forts can be created in a number of ways, depending on the size of your space, use your imagination. Large pillows and massive blankets will make your life infinitely easier. And, don’t forget about using chairs to prop up the ceiling. If you don’t have a huge blanket on-hand, consider this super soft throw. It comes in tons of colors and designs. Grab one to make your perfect 420 party blanket fort.
10. Best of 420 Party Ideas: Smoking Gold
When you’re throwing a 420 party, there are bound to be loads of joints. You’ll probably end up rolling a few yourself, and your homies will bring some, too. But what if you could literally smoke a gold joint? You can!
Shine has created a line of entirely smokeable gold rolling papers. They come with a certificate of authenticity, to ensure you’re puffing on the real thing. This baby is a cone, making your joint rolling efforts that much easier. But, if you prefer actual rolling papers, or blunts, you can snag them as well. Be as bougie as you feel, with this awesome 420 party idea.
11. Marijuana Party Essential: Tabletop Vaporizer
As far as marijuana party essentials go, a tabletop vaporizer is at the top of the list. First, it’s an extremely efficient use of bud. And second, it allows many people to partake, rather than small-groups-only. The Volcano Vaporizer Kit is, of course, the OG vaporizer.
It’s available in two different models: Classic and digital. Classic Volcanos have a dial to set the temperature, while digital ones have a digital screen. Furthermore, you may choose between easy and solid valves. Easy valves use a pre-measured bag for, well, sake of ease. Their counterparts, solid valves, allow the user to change the bag size. So, if you have a significant number of people, you can adjust for the larger number; in the same breath, it can be adjusted for smaller groups, too. Regardless, though, a vaporizer is key to your marijuana party’s methods of consumption.
If you already have a Volcano, check out these accessories.
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12. Marijuana Party Essential: Rig
On the flip side, having an enail available for your guests is always suggested. After all, if you choose to provide concentrates, they need to have a way to dab. That’s where the Dr. Dabber Boost: Black Edition steps in.
I want to thank Dr. Dabber for sending me a kit to review. When I opened the package, I was very impressed with how sleek the box was. It contains a Boost Black eRig, a glass water attachment three domeless nails (titanium, ceramic, and quartz), a magnetic carb cap, magnetic loading tool, two wax containers, a charger, and a little keychain. The setup is super straightforward, and it’s relatively easy to clean. (Peek these bong and rig cleaners, if you’re looking for one). There are two settings: Low and high. When I first gave it a go, I used the higher setting, but ultimately realized the lower setting was my preference–it allowed for the strain’s flavors to come out more.
I have a few other dabbers with magnetic tops, and they also fit…which is awesome because I often misplace them. Guilty! The charge lasts all day if you’re a heavy dabber, and holds a charge for a number of days if you’re not. And, the charge time is pretty short–just make sure it’s properly plugged in. Overall, this enail comes highly recommended, especially for a marijuana party.
Don’t forget a dab mat, or you may be cleaning your surfaces more thoroughly than you’d anticipated.
13. Marijuana Party Essential: Pre-Rolls
What good is a marijuana party without a few Js? Of course, you could spend a hour or two rolling enough for the party. But, why not make your life easier, and snag some pre-rolls? Raw may be a cliche for papers, but there’s a reason they’re a great choice.
First, you can find them just about anywhere. Whether you snag them from here or your local headshop, they’re easy to find. Second, you know they’re quality. These specific cones are made of natural, unbleached, unrefined, organic hemp paper. Plus, they’re a totally vegan product. Raws are the way to go.
But, if you’re in the mood for something else, check out these cones.
14. Marijuana Party Essential: Edibles
Another important aspect to throwing a marijuana party, is the edibles. And the easiest way to make edibles is with an extractor. Making cannabutter by hand is pretty labor-intensive–if you mess up anything, you may not end up with any potency. Rather than constantly watching the infused-liquid, make your life (and stress-level) easier, with an extractor. The Magical Butter Botanical Extractor is easily the most well known–often called the Magical Butter Maker.
This baby is set it and forget it. Once you put your desired amount of cannabis and butter, simply turn it on, and it’ll be ready in a few hours. The team over at Magical Butter actually sent me a unit to review and I LOVE it. It made my edible making life infinitely easier, allowing me to create loads of yummy food–not just desserts. Plus, you have the ability to create other infused products such as topicals and oils. And remember, when making edibles, ensure you have allergy-friendly or vegan options, if that’s how your homies roll.
15. Marijuana Party Essential: Beverages
Without a doubt, your marijuana party attendees will want something to drink. Helloooooo Cotton Mouth, you familiar pest. Water is always a good choice. But, if you want to spice it up, give your friends some Protein2o Low-Calorie Protein Infused Water.
It’s delicious and helps to curb the munchies. With an impressive 15 grams of protein packed into a single bottle, there are tons of flavors to choose from. Even the grape is yummy. It does contain whey, however, so ensure you have regular water (or some other beverage) for your vegan friends.
16. Marijuana Party Essential: Snacks
Fruit is always a fantastic choice. Practically everyone can consume it, and it’s pretty easy to find a fruit platter or make your own.
Of course, you’ll want to have snacks other than just fruit. Include some pretzels, chips, or other salty alternative. You know how hard the munchies can set in, so make sure your guests can satisfy their cravings
17. Marijuana Party Essential: Lighter
Without lighters, little bud may be smoked. Sure, everyone will probably have a lighter on-hand, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a few, too. Instead of purchasing a couple of Bic lighters, opt for something a bit cooler.
The Tesla Coil Lighters™ is a fully rechargeable lighter, using Tesla coils, as a means to produce an electrical arc. Each charge gives you 100 – 300 uses. It’s totally safe, and lights at the click of a button. Because there’s no flame, it’s totally wind-proof. As far as lighters go, this bad boy is pretty high up there.
Check out these other cool lighters, for more options.
18. Marijuana Party Essential: Music
So this one may be a little off-the-wall. And, you might already have it at your fingertips. Since music is so important for a marijuana party, however, it’s worth mentioning.
Amazon Prime allows you to stream hundreds of songs across so many genres, it’s mind blowing. And, of course, it has the perks of free two-day shipping. So instead of heading to the store to snag all of these marijuana party supplies, you could order them in the click of a button. Get the stuff you need, and the music you want with Prime.
19. Marijuana Party Essential: Covering the Smell
When you’re smoking cannabis, there’s obviously going to be a smell. There are a couple of different routes you can take to get rid of it, but the easiest is with candles.
The Smell My Nuts Scented 13 oz Mason Jar Candle does the job very well. It smells like freshly baked banana nut bread, toasted coconut, and hazelnut. The wick is lead-free, and has a patented straightener, to maximize burn time (approximately 100 hours). This baby will be burning long past the end of your marijuana party.
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